I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.
A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?
It is a big deal because i’m a transman.
It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.
Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.
At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.
At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.
TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.
Why am I crying a tiny bit…. I didn’t expect this. Go Target.
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I just found our prom pictures on Facebook. I can honestly say I broke down and cried. I didn’t know it would be so hard to lose my best friend of two years. Time with you was time well spent. I really hope you’re happy and you find what you want in life. I can’t say I’m not mad at you, but you were still one of the best friends I’ve ever had…--- 6 days ago --- ---
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Just found out one of the most heartbreaking things. One of my best friends texted me telling me he’s been self harming.
This literally broke my heart. He knows I self harmed for while so he’s come to me for support. It’s now my job, to do all I can to get him to stop.
I love this boy to pieces and I don’t want to see him get trapped in this stupid addiction and for him to have this awful crutch. </3--- 6 months ago --- ---
Our school this “Stone Tablet Policy” which basically says that there is no excuse for not turning in your assignments and that you must turn them in even if you have to carve it into a stone tablet.
So this kid carved his 8 page essay into $70 worth of limestone.
I love literalist assholes. With all my heart.
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This is heartbreakingly funny!--- 6 months ago --- 5,572 notes ---
Hi there darlin. It’s 11:32 at night here where I am. I wonder what time it is wherever you are. I just wanted to write you a little something and let you know a few things. :
If you have scars, it’s okay.
If you’re a male, it’s okay.
If you’re a female, it’s okay.
If you identify as both male and female, it’s okay.
If you were born a female but identify as a male, it’s okay.
If you were born a male but identify as a female, it’s okay.
If you’re a few extra pounds, it’s okay. I am too.
If you’re under weight, it’s okay.
If you have been diagnosed with a disorder, it’s okay. I am diagnosed with a few things myself.
My whole point in this is to just tell you that whomever you are is perfect. Perfect for me.
I will love you endlessly and we can get through the rough times together.
Please know, my love.
That I am here and miss you every single day I don’t have you beside me.
I love you.--- 6 months ago --- ---